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Pluscarden 1230 Pilgrimage – Conditions of Entry


The Pluscarden 1230 Pilgrimage is a ground-breaking event re-tracing the historical roots of the Abbey. It is above all a Pilgrimage and will be run along traditional lines. Monks from the Abbey will be accompanying the pilgrimage throughout although this may be on a rotational basis due to their commitments at home. The event is, however, the primary PR focus of the fundraising for the South Range Project and as such needs to raise the necessary targeted funds. To that end it is important to allow time to carry out all the necessary detailed planning to ensure the event is a major success and to ensure the safety of all those involved. It will also allow time for all pilgrims to raise the minimum requirement of £1230.00 per leg. Details of each leg, including overnight stops and catering arrangements, will be forwarded to those selected for that leg once the detailed recces are completed. The general outline of each leg (start and finish towns) will not change in any major way. Regular updates will also be provided until the full participants administrative packs are sent out. It hoped that a documentary will be made during the Pilgrimage and that a book about the event will be published afterwards to establish the “Via Valliscaulium” as a new and exciting route for future pilgrims.

All participants must:

Families: Families are welcome to participate but as the maximum for safety and accommodation purposes on each leg is 20 participants, (40 for the final leg), and the aim of the pilgrimage is to raise funds, each participant, irrespective of age, must raise the required sum on each leg.

Application confirmation:  Confirmation will be sent out on receipt of application.  We recommend early application to ensure your choice of leg.  If your preferred leg is fully subscribed you will be offered an alternative.